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D. T. Suzuki Museum, Kanazawa

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Explore peaceful and thoughtfully designed spaces while becoming acquainted with a world-renowned Buddhist philosopher at D. T. Suzuki Museum. In a modern and minimalist setting conceived by architect Taniguchi Yoshio, explore the work and philosophies of Suzuki, who was instrumental in bringing Eastern ideas into mainstream Western thought. Investigate the three buildings arranged around a tranquil central pond, including the Contemplative Wing, dedicated solely to peaceful reflection. Its four open walls reveal the surrounding pond, while its hard lines and unembellished aspect inspire meditative introspection. Before you head to Kanazawa, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Kanazawa travel itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Kanazawa has to offer, including D. T. Suzuki Museum.
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TripAdvisor
  • Tranquil Neutraesque architectural gem provides relaxing and spiritual escape from a crammed sightseeing schedule. As with most Japanese museums I have visited the exhibition design and execution does...  more »
  • Beautiful architecture and gardens. There was very little in the way of exhibits or information (in any language). We were not offered an audioguide and only saw this was available when other entrants...  more »
  • We visited the D.T Museum as part of our architectural tour but it’s a beautiful, serene museum that will appeal to everyone. Go in silence and experience it the Zen way! It's walking distance from th...  more »
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  • Not a lot to see but well deserving of a visit, the architecture and atmosphere is superb and a general feeling of calmness is all around, take your time and really enjoy every aspect of the place, save some time to contemplate and read in the learning room and don't forget to walk around the garden paths around the main building.
  • Contrary to my expectations, the building is modern and well architected. A good place to relax and learn great master's works.
  • Not much in terms of objects, but very beautiful. Wheelchair accessible.
  • One of my favourite places. Great architecture and peace flowing around the area.
  • Absolutely superb museum in a beautiful building. The pool beside the museum is stunning. The museum is a good introduction to D.T. Suzuki, but I wish we could a little bit more information. You are encouraged to read the books in the learning room, but that's something I can do at home and it adds nothing to the uniqueness of the museum.